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'Real Housewives of OC' Star


10/13/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Real Housewives of OC" star Lynne Curtin is broke ... broke ass broke ... claiming she only has $100 to her name, this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. 

Curtin just filed new court papers in her divorce from Frank Curtin -- and it seems like she's making a serious play for spousal support, 'cause she claims to have virtually no money left. 

According to the docs, Curtin says she only has $100 in total assets. She also claims she only earns $250 dollars a month -- or $3,000 a year -- as the owner of her own jewelry business. 

Just for comparison, the poverty level for a single person in the U.S. is $11,490 a year.

As for her expenses, Curtin claims she lives a pretty meager life these days, dropping only $515 per month. Here's how the monthly spending breaks down:

$150 - eating out
$115 - telephone and email
$  50 - laundry
$100 - clothes
$100 - entertainment

We broke the story, Curtin -- who appeared in seasons 4 & 5 of the show -- filed for divorce from her husband Frank back in December. 

In her court papers, Lynne says she had to get a loan just to pay her lawyer.  Also ...there's the little matter of $30,000 in unpaid taxes from 2009 ... she says that's Frank's problem, too.

We reached out to Lynne for comment -- so far, no word back.


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Amber Olson     

I feel extremely sorry for you. NOT. Go get some more plastic surgery and go on a shopping spree. Stupid housewives, u make me sick. I don't feel a tad bit sorry for u housewives.

375 days ago


Hello if your broke you don't eat go grocery shopping. My income dropped way down when I lost my job, I learned to only buy food items I needed not wanted...hey Lynn maybe you can go work for Vicki!

375 days ago

Ozzie X    

How bout getting a job. Even a part time job would suffice I'm sure she has connections.

375 days ago


When you are BROKE, you don't eat out...make PB&J's at home!!! At least she doesn't have a mortgage or rent, or even a car payment!!! Poor thing - LOL!

375 days ago

Ozzie X    

She needs to shop at the Dollar store.

375 days ago


What a bunch of BS, I bet she's wearing over $100 in makeup!! Get a job LOSER!!!

375 days ago


This is news? Talk about two people who never should have been on this show in the first place. Bravo saw a couple folks here who didn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Watch What Happens is right. Too bad they raised those girls to be no better off than they are now--broke and no survival skills.

375 days ago


Stores are hiring for the holidays, go work in a mall.

375 days ago


All these RHO whatever and their husbands / boyfriends clearly live beyond their means.

375 days ago


Looks like someone can't afford Obamacare either....

375 days ago

user name    

ONLY A HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EATING OUT A MONTH! ? Poor baby. Eat some ramon noodles like the rest of us struggling Americans

375 days ago


She is one of the STUPIDEST people I have ever seen. Dumb as a box of rocks. No wonder she is
broke..probably will spend her last $ on booze..she
obviously had a drinking problem. Too bad when
her husband TOLD her they were broke, she had
to go get plastic surgery. How about a FRONTAL LOBOTOMY Lynn? Stupid idiot!

375 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If you're "broke" the only thing on that list that's essential is telephone and laundry. Start looking for a job, honey.

375 days ago

Mic Flex    

She has $100 more than me, lucky

375 days ago


Notice there is no money for rent, and we know she was a renter from when she got her eviction notices (twice) on the Bravo show. Obviously, she is living in a homeless shelter or with her mother. Either way, someone else is paying her freight.

This is a woman who is almost at retirement age and appears ineligible for Social Security. (One must have contributed. correct?) She is too old to snag a rich man, and did such a horrible job as a parent that neither daughter can support herself, let alone an elderly parent. I'd love to laugh at this twit, but you really have to feel sorry for her. Perhaps she could tour the country speaking to young women, letting them know that everyone gets old and without a financial plan, you could easily become her.

375 days ago
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